PTSD is a problem. I think everyone, across all sides of the aisle and walks of life, can recognize that. Perhaps we are too quick to force pills down our veteran’s throats or they self medicate at the bottom of a bottle. Regardless, the problem is not going away, so it’s up to everyday heroes to find a solution. A couple weeks ago, I had the opportunity to “sit down” (via email) and get some answers from an emerging bastion of hope for veteran’s battling PTSD: Erik Younger. And Vetitation is his answer.
Erik founded and currently runs Vetitation, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization “Dedicated to helping veterans find peace from PTSD by learning and practicing meditation.” Vetitation provides veterans with an opportunity to attend the Chopra Center in Carlsbad, California, where they learn all about treating their anxieties through meditation. Vetitation picks up the full tab (transportation and lodging!) while the recipients participate in weekend long seminars for “Meditation Weekend” and “Weekend Within.”